Don’t Like Your CPAP? Try OPTISLEEP

A dissatisfied woman getting ready to sleep looking at CPAP mask.

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy has long been the gold standard for managing sleep apnea. However, some patients find it challenging to adapt to wearing a CPAP mask during sleep. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of finding alternative solutions that are comfortable and effective. Here’s a closer look at the valued advantages of OPTISLEEP for patients who cannot tolerate a CPAP machine, and how this appliance can provide a viable and comfortable option for managing sleep apnea.

Non-Invasive and Comfortable

For individuals who struggle with CPAP therapy, OPTISLEEP offers a non-invasive and comfortable alternative. OPTISLEEP is a custom-made oral appliance that is designed to reposition the jaw and open the airway during sleep, preventing obstructions that cause sleep apnea. The device is custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit.

Compared to CPAP masks, which can feel restrictive and bulky, OPTISLEEP is lightweight and discreet. The oral appliance is made from comfortable materials and is easily adjustable to suit the unique needs of each patient. This non-invasive approach allows sleep apnea patients to sleep soundly without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with CPAP machines.

Improved Compliance and Treatment Efficacy

The effectiveness of any sleep apnea treatment depends on patient compliance. Unfortunately, some individuals struggle to adhere to CPAP therapy due to discomfort, skin irritations, or feelings of claustrophobia. OPTISLEEP addresses these concerns by offering a more user-friendly and customizable solution.

The ease of use and comfort provided by OPTISLEEP increase patient compliance, ensuring consistent usage of the device during sleep. By wearing the oral appliance consistently, patients can experience significant improvements in their sleep quality and overall well-being. OPTISLEEP offers a practical alternative that encourages treatment adherence and contributes to the long-term management of sleep apnea.

Portability and Convenience

CPAP machines can be bulky and inconvenient, making travel and mobility challenging for patients. In contrast, OPTISLEEP is highly portable and easy to use, making it an ideal solution for those who are always on the go. The device can be discreetly carried in a small case, allowing patients to maintain their sleep apnea treatment regimen wherever they may be.

Whether traveling for work or leisure, sleep apnea patients can enjoy the freedom and convenience of OPTISLEEP. Its compact design and hassle-free maintenance make it a preferred choice for those who require a sleep apnea solution that fits seamlessly into their lifestyle.

Customizable Treatment

Every patient’s sleep apnea needs are unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach may not be effective for everyone. OPTISLEEP offers a customizable treatment option that can be tailored to individual requirements. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our skilled dental professionals ensure that each OPTISLEEP device is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth comfortably and effectively.

The customized design allows for precise adjustments to position the jaw and tongue optimally, ensuring maximum airflow and minimizing the risk of obstructions during sleep. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives a treatment solution that is specifically tailored to their needs, enhancing the effectiveness of the therapy.

Contact a Trusted Sleep Apnea Dentist in Charleston

For sleep apnea patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines, OPTISLEEP provides a comfortable and effective alternative. With its non-invasive design, improved compliance, portability, and customizable treatment options, OPTISLEEP offers a pathway to better sleep and overall well-being.

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing personalized and comprehensive care, including sleep apnea management options. If you are struggling with CPAP therapy or seeking an alternative solution, contact our experienced dental team to explore the benefits of OPTISLEEP and embark on a journey towards improved sleep health.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients.

Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and attended a General Practice Residency in Columbia, SC. At Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, he extended his knowledge and expertise in various areas from IV Moderate Sedation, Implant Surgery, CEREC Same-Day Crowns, Digital Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Extractions including Wisdom Teeth. He understands a dental visit can be fearful for some and his goal is to alleviate this fear by going above and beyond the need to help each person feel comfortable and cared for.

Outside the dental office, Dr. Severance enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hiking, playing soccer, watching the Gamecocks, and staying active in his church and community. Even in his free time, he studies the latest dental technology and attends dental seminars to stay up to date with the latest industry trends for delivering cutting edge dental treatments to all his patients. He is devoted to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and confident smiles which will positively impact their systemic and mental health.

Dr. Luke E. Severance


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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